The following are FREE in-depth education opportunities designed specifically to help you advance your career. Take advantage of these free workshops found only at FOSE: 

NASA SEWP Training

Presented by: 
Tuesday, July 19 - Thursday, July 21
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: 149A

The NASA SEWP Program Office will provide SEWP training everyday (July 19 - 21) at the FOSE Expo. The training will provide an overview of the SEWP contracts as well as a demonstration of the SEWP web tools that enable government users to request addition of new products/related services to the contracts (in 1 business day). Although walk-ins are welcome, we encourage you to register for the training on the SEWP website:

Adobe Training

Tuesday, July 19 - Thursday, July 21
10:15 AM - 4:00 PM
Room: 147A

What's New and Great in Adobe Acrobat X
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 & Wednesday, July 20, 2011
10:15-11:15 AM

Join an Adobe Solutions Engineer to learn how Adobe Acrobat X can help you work better than ever before. Adobe Acrobat X helps you automate routine tasks, streamline document reviews, and assemble a variety of file types into a polished PDF portfolio. This seminar will showcase the new interface and look at a number of the new features in Adobe Acrobat X Pro.

Acrobat X Forms and Security
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Learn the basics of forms creation, best practices, and tips & tricks so that you can streamline data collection in your organization. Convert paper and Word documents to electronic forms. Ensure clean data by adding validation, formatting and required fields. Add calculations to forms. Enable form-fill for free Reader users. Reduce risk and protect your documents from unintended access and use—from simple password protection to digital signatures and redaction.

Creating Accessible PDFs using InDesign CS5.5
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 10:15 - 12:15 PM

The demand to create accessible PDFs is increasing for government organizations. Join an Adobe Solutions Consultant in this session to learn how you can use new features in InDesign CS5.5 to create PDF documents that people with disabilities can access more effectively. 

What's New and Exciting in Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Design Premium
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 1:45 - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Government is the largest producer of media in the world, so having industry-leading tools is critical. With the release of Creative Suite 5.5, designers, developers and publishing specialists in the public sector can create accessible documents that reach across devices, operating systems and publication standards more easily and efficiently than ever before.

What's New and Exciting in Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 3:15 - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 2:15 - 3:15 PM

Join an Adobe Solutions Engineer to explore the bleeding edge of video and motion graphics production with Adobe CS5 Production Premium. Learn how the all-new Mercury Playback Engine will help you work dramatically faster, thanks to sweeping performance and stability upgrades, and how native 64-bit support enables editors to work more fluidly on HD and higher resolution projects. See practical examples of how new GPU acceleration speeds affect processing and rendering, how to add intelligence to your assets using innovative new metadata features, and edit new tapeless media formats natively using the industry's best workflow.

BlackBerry Workshops

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Wednesday, July 20
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Room: 149B

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Using the BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet in Government 
The BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet can help agencies and departments do business differently. Do you understand all the capabilities and potential of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet? This session will provide you with a firm understanding of the platform and its overall capabilities that make this an enterprise friendly and professional grade tablet. It will also focus on key partner applications that are becoming available for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to enable greater workforce performance.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Consumerization of IT: Managing the Security and Risks of Individual Liable Smartphones 
With more users wanting to connect their personal smartphones to corporate IT infrastructures, IT Managers face a challenge: how can the personal use case be supported without risking loss of corporate data? What types of security controls are needed and what new technology can help address these risks? This session offers an overview of the most common security threats in mobility that arise from the personal use case, and delivers an investigation into BlackBerry® Balance, an innovative approach that solves the personal data leak problem.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Apps Every Agency Should Know About 
Want to get even more out of your BlackBerry® smartphone deployment? This session highlights the latest must-have applications that leverage the BlackBerry platform to keep users informed, organized and productive. Whether you’re looking for government solutions, productivity tools or entertainment, there’s an application to meet the demand. Book a flight, check news headlines, collaborate with co-workers, track mileage, manage documents, complete expense reports - all from a BlackBerry smartphone. Hear about applications and how they’ve changed the way people work and live.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
BlackBerry Enterprise Solutions for Federal Government: Today and Tomorrow 
The BlackBerry® Enterprise Solution has evolved to be the most common mobility platform with features allowing secure email, manageability and applications. Come learn about the details and some features you may not be aware of. Also get a sneak peek into the near term future of what the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution will offer.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ask the Experts: Talk to an expert about your BlackBerry solution 

CISSP Exam Prep Clinic

Presented by: University of Fairfax

Wednesday, July 20
10:15 am – 1:00 pm

If you have been preparing for your CISSP exam and want those important test taking tips that will increase your chances of passing, you need to attend the complimentary CISSP Exam Prep Clinic presented by the University of Fairfax, the leading online Cyber Security graduate program in the US. The CISSP Exam Prep Clinic includes sample questions from all 10 domains that are addressed in the certification exam. The clinic is interactive and fast paced.

Social Media Governance

Presented by:

Wednesday, July 20
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Agencies are moving to take advantage of social media, but without effective governance they will increase their risk of poor perception at best and legal liability at worst. This session outlines a strategy for effective governance in the use of social media technologies including roles, policy, and strategies for managing Web 2.0 tools and records.

Attendees will learn to:

  • Describe the elements of an effective governance framework
  • Identify the elements to include in an effective social media governance policy
  • Describe steps for managing social media content as part of the records program

Maximizing End of FY Sales: 30 Tips in 60 Minutes

Thursday, July 21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Government Solutions Theater #2

In good times, the end of the Federal FY is a time to reap the rewards of hard work done during the year. During an FY with a perpetual continuing resolution, the end of FY represents a time when you truly need to maximize your share of the much smaller pie. The tactics used during the final months of the FY will determine your success or failure for the year. Those attending this session will hear from seasoned veterans on how to achieve the maximum results in an otherwise tough year.

Microsoft Corporation - Development with Visual Studio 2010 and Application Lifecycle Management

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Thursday, July 21
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Room: 147B

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
MS-1: Development with Visual Studio 2010 and Application Lifecycle Management
Introduced in April 2010 and awarded InfoWorlds’ 2010 Technology of the year award, Visual Studio 2010 has been delighting developers across the Federal community. Whether you’re new to the IDE or a seasoned veteran, you will likely learn about some features and best practices that you can start to apply in your project today. Some example topics include: Unit Test Impact, Cross-tier Performance Profiling, Database Projects, Architecture Explorer, SharePoint Development & IntelliTrace.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
MS-2: SharePoint as a Development Platform in Federal Government
Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is designed to help you manage the entire lifespan of one or more applications within your organization using a set of proven processes supported by tools that integrate team members and activities. This session will take a “role-by-role” look at how Team Foundation Server (TFS) can provide a unified repository and customizable process engine for all your SDLC activates and artifacts.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
MS-3: A Lap around Microsoft Tools for the QA & Testing Team
In April 2010, Microsoft extended its ALM offering with a new Test Planning, Management & Execution tool called VS Test Professional. VS Test Professional was built from the ground-up to provide powerful capabilities for the QA Manager, Lead and Manual Tester. It also manages your virtual test environments and execution of automated tests built with Visual Studio. Because VS Test Professional heavily leverages TFS, it has traceability to all lifecycle aspects such as requirements, tasks, code check-ins, bugs, reporting and process guidance. Join us for this 200-300 level lap around Microsoft’s Quality & Testing capabilities.

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